so many republicans jumping on and saying, whoa, mitt romney does not represent our view of the electorate. >> people, before i let you go, a major oil settlement, bp, closing the chapter, the horrible chapter about the oil spill. tell me about the results. >> reporter: there is is a criminal side only, andrea. a big settlement. it's $4.5 billion, that is by far the largest settlement the federal government's ever had a with a private company, bp pleading guilty to a dozen criminal charges, relating to failure to take precautions on the rig itself that led to the explosion. one additional count of misleading congress about the amount of oil spilled. yet to come are the government's civil claims against bp for environmental damage and then of course the states have their own claims and private individuals in the gulf, too. bp isn't through writing checks but it does close a big chapter. >> pete williams, chris cillizza, kelly o'donnell, thanks to the three of you.